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THOMAS DOBSON AND SON,

AT THE STONE HOUSE, NO. 41, SOUTH SECOND STREET, PHILADELPHIA,

VOLUME II.

OF THE

AMERICAN REGISTER,

OR

SUMMARY REVIEW OF HISTORY, POLITICS, AND LITERATURE;

To be issued semi-annually, and conducted by ROBERT WALSH, JUN. Esq.

THE work comprises,-a Sketch of the political history foreign and domes-
tic, of the six months immediately preceeding the appearance of each volume;
-an Exposition of domestic and foreign Literature for the same interval;-a
free Synopsis of the debates in Congress, with an occasional investigation of
their merits in point of doctrine and style;-a Notice of such of the procedings
of the governments and corporate bodies of the several States as seem to bear
on the interests of the Union;-a Selection of the most important statistical
and state papers;—and a Record of occurrences which tend to mark the pro-
gress of the arts and sciences, or to illustrate the peculiar genius and manners
of the American people.

It is not meant to follow servilely the model of the English works of the
same kind, or to adhere rigidly to any particular set of topics. None will be
deemed ineligible, which may appear fitted to dispense solid instruction or
elegant amusement,-the great ends of the undertaking. Each volume will,
however, be distributed into sections or departments, and present all the or-
der in arrangement of which the design is susceptible. The whole,—the narra-
tive and critical divisions especially-will be preserved free from the taint of
party bigotry looking at home or abroad. Exaggeration of every sort, whether
as to the merits or demerits of men or measures foreign or domestic, will be,
as much as possible, avoided. The subscribers to the work may rely on the
earnest and steady exertion both of the publisher and editor to render it use-
ful and creditable to the Nation.

The following are the terms of Subscription.

Each volume, containing four hundred or more pages, will be delivered to the
subscribers in boards, at three dollars per volume, payable on delivery. It is
wished to be explicitly understood that no volume will be delivered without
the payment being made.

Any person engaging and paying for nine copies, will receive a tenth copy
gratis.

Subscriptions will be received by Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, No.
41, South Second Street, Philadelphia; by the principal booksellers in the
United States, and by other persons holding subscription papers. Returns of
the Subscriptions are earnestly desired to be made to the publisher as speedily
as possible.

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THE

AMERICAN REGISTER;

OR

SUMMARY REVIEW

OF

HISTORY, POLITICS, AND LITERATURE.

VOLUME II.

Σπάρταν ἔλαχες, ταύταν κόσμει.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY THOMAS DOBSON AND SON, AT THE STONE-HOUSE,
No. 41, SOUTH SECOND STREET.

W. Fry, Printer.

1817.

District of Pennsylvania, to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the sixth day of August, in the forty-second year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1817, Thomas Dobson and Son, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

SEAL.

"The American Register; or Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature, Vol. II. Σπάρταν ἔλαχες, ταύταν κόσμει.”

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